Coronavirus Update from the Diocesan Health and Safety Team

“The current risk to individuals from coronavirus is low.

The best way to protect against spread is for everyone to use good hygiene especially at Mass and parish gatherings. Encourage everyone remember the following advice:

  • Catch it – sneeze into a tissue
  • Bin it – throw the tissue away
  • Kill it – wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your face unless you have washed your hands
  • Regularly clean those surfaces that are regularly touched by lots of people

Ministers of the Eucharist should ALWAYS clean their hands before distributing communion and afterwards. This can be done discreetly.

People who have cold or flu symptoms should refrain from taking communion from the Chalice and receive the host on the hand only.

As things stand currently, there is no need for the Chalice to be withdrawn or the sign of peace suspended.

When carrying out home visits to parishioners, wash hands before and after giving the sacraments. Pastoral visits to people who are self-isolating should be replaced with the offer of telephone support until the isolation period ends.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has issued guidelines to help Catholic churches and organisations. Follow the quick link at the end of this mailing or go to the Bulletins section of Resources.” – 

Diocesan Health and Safety Team

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fr Aaron’s mother, Angela Spinelli on Thursday 30th January. Please pray for the repose of her soul, and keep Fr Aaron and his siblings, AJ and Natalie, in your prayers. 

Rest eternal, grant unto her O Lord, 

and let perpetual light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace. Amen

 

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It is with great sadness that we announce death of Pio Frendo Cumbo, more widely known as Peter Cumbo.
His funeral will be held at West Grinstead on
Tuesday 11th Feb at 12 Noon.
Our prayers go out to Mary and the rest of his family.
Rest eternal, grant unto him O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen

 

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It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of Peter Cumbo this afternoon (Monday 20 January).

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine

℟. Et lux perpetua luceat ei.

The 12 Noon Mass this Wednesday, 22 January will be for the repose of his soul.

 

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It is with great sadness that we have just learned of the death of Peter Cumbo this afternoon (Monday 20 January).

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine

℟. Et lux perpetua luceat ei.

 

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A message from the Bishops’ Conference: Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The Word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other. 2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to dedicate 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’. During this year, we will be celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word with an exciting new Scripture initiative. It’s an opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God who Speaks’. Throughout 2020 there are a range of events, activities and resources to participate in all around the country. To help achieve transformation in our hearts and in our communities there will be three themes of celebrating, living and sharing God’s word. Take a look around the following section on the Bishops’ Conference website to see how you can become involved: http://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/ events/the-god-who-speaks/ 

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This week we enter ORDINARY TIME (winter). Up to Lent, we are asked to pray for the following intentions:

Peace on earth; Christian unity; the sick and those who care for them; victims of trafficking and those who work to combat it; the unemployed.

The current liturgical cycle (always shown in the title of the News-sheets), is – Sundays Year A; Weekdays Year 2 

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The clergy and staff at the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation wish you and all your loved ones a Blessed, Holy and safe Christmastide, and a grace-filled 2020. We also wish to thank, most sincerely, our pilgrim visitors and their helpers at the Shrine, who have worked so hard to make 2019 such a successful year, with greatly increased congregation sizes and numbers of pilgrimages, and we look forward to meeting even more pilgrim visitors in 2020, DV.

May God bless you all

Deo Gratias

 

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All the clergy and staff at the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation wish you and all your loved ones a Blessed, Holy and safe Christmastide. We also wish to thank, most sincerely, our parishioners together with our pilgrim visitors and helpers, who have worked so hard to make 2019 such a successful year, with greatly increased congregation sizes and numbers of pilgrimages.  May God bless you all.

Deo Gratias

 

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Our annual Advent Reconciliation Service is on Wednesday 18th at 7-30. Several priests will be available to hear Confessions.

Please keep The Towers Convent School in your prayers. Sadly, the school has had to commence a period of consultation with its employees about its future. However, staff and parents have formed a strong focus group which is passionately working on a sustainable business plan for the future.   May God be with them in their efforts to save this outstanding and unique institution, which achieves excellent results along with providing exceptional pastoral care. 

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